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INTERESTING STATISTICS

The good old days

James Durney

When we look back over the years the Leinster Leader reminds us how good the old days really were! In these days of spiralling unemployment and over-crowded prisons here are some interesting statisics from the Leinster Leader of 1953

Leinster Leader 25 July 1953
Fewer unemployed

There were 3,150 fewer unemployed in the Twenty-Six Counties for the week ending July 11 than the previous week, the figures being 50,305 as against 53,455. Since June 7, the number of unemployed has dropped by 4,465.

Leinster Leader 12 September 1953
Fewer prisoners but more juveniles

The average number of prisoners in 1952 was 432, a decline of eleven on the daily average for the year 1951, the lowest on record according to the Report on Prisons, which has just been issued by the Department of Justice.
In 1939 the percentage of prisoners classified as juveniles was 11.5; last year it was 18 per cent. The number of sentences for drunkenness was 190 in 1952, an increase of 60 over the total for 1951.

When we look back over the years the Leinster Leader reminds us how good the old days really were!


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